• 11 Jul 2018

    The UK has announced that it will send 440 more troops to serve in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of its troops there to more than a thousand. The government made the announcement ahead of discussion at NATO about its military deployments in Afghanistan, which continues to be plagued by Taliban attacks. The extra troops…

  • 26 May 2018

    MPs say a scheme meant to help Afghan civilians who worked for the British armed forces as interpreters is an “utter failure” – with thousands of people living under “continual daily threat”.

  • 10 May 2018

    President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Two bombs in the Afghan capital have left at least 25 people dead. Many of those killed were journalists who police say were deliberately targeted while covering the first explosion. Among them was Shah Marai who was the chief photographer for the French news agency AFP in Kabul. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    James Carafano, who’s from the Heritage Foundation and was on the Trump Presidency transition team, and Tom Tugendhat MP, the Conservative chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, discuss Afghanistan.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    Militants have attacked an army base near a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers. Sixteen other Afghan soldiers were injured at the Marshal Fahim military academy. It is the third major attack in a spate of violence in the city. Nine days ago, an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel…

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Dozens of people have been killed and nearly sixty injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.  Islamic State militants say they were responsible for the bombs which targetted a Shia cultural organisation and the Afghan Voice news agency.  The government says it is the latest in a series of attacks…

  • 9 Dec 2017

    “You have ignored the service I have done for this country, and the risks I have taken”. Those were the words of a former British army Afghan interpreter who’s seeking asylum in the UK. Simon Israel reports.

  • 31 May 2017

    A huge bomb in the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic district has killed at least 90 and injured more than 400. Most were civilians.

  • 9 Mar 2017

    Veterans of the Gulf War, the Iraq invasion and the long, grinding war in Afghanistan gathered in London this morning to watch the unveiling of a new memorial. Correction: Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross once, for twice saving members of his unit. We are happy to set the record straight.

  • 21 Feb 2017

    A photograph released by the Islamic State group of a British suicide bomber in Mosul shows British ex-Guantanamo detainee Jamal Al-Harith.

  • 21 Dec 2016

    Sergeant Blackman’s former commanding officer reveals to Channel 4 News the untold story of warnings issued about the disgraced marine’s unit, a lack of leadership and how “more could have been done in advance to avoid” the tragic outcome.

  • 16 Dec 2016

    A Royal Marine who’s serving a life sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan – will have to wait until next week before finding out if he will be granted bail – after the judge said he was delaying his decision. Sergeant Alexander Blackman has already spent three years in custody – but…

  • 29 Oct 2016

    It’s two years since the British army officially ended combat operations in Afghanistan. Since then large areas formerly controlled by coalition troops have fallen to a resurgent Taliban.

  • 11 May 2016

    Are Nigeria and Afghanistan really “fantastically corrupt”? Are Britain’s hands clean when it comes to fighting corruption?